First big kitchen party and I forgot to take pictures :-(
The party was a great success and many new faces to celebrate with. We missed those of our family and friends that could not attend. The food was a week long in preparation but was such a joy to prepare in the new kitchen.
Heirloom Tomatoes with Basil and Capers
Roasted Eggplant and Cannelini Beans with Crispy Proscuitto
Goat Cheese, Lemon and Arugula topped with Imported Olive Oil
Italian Marinated Shrimp and Calamari
Caprese Kabobs with Basil Oil and Balsamic Reduction
Italian Sausage Rounds with Homemade Marinara
Mini 3-Meat Meatballs with Homemade Marina
Italian Marinated Olives
A medley of Italian olives marinated with olive oil, garlic, oregano, basil and hot pepper flakes
My Nana’s Marinated Eggplant Salad
A long standing family recipe. mmmm Recipe soon to follow.
Hot Coppa-cola, Dry Salami, Proscuitto, Pepperoni, and Sharp Provolone
Cheese and Fruit Platter
Cambazola Cheese, Honey Comb (from our bees), Grapes and Almonds
Bagna Cauda with Crudite "recipe"
Yummy warm dip made with anchovies, olive oil, butter and garlic and served with blanched green bean, tri colore peppers (red, yellow and orange), carrots and Belgian Endive
AND LOTS OF ITALIAN BREAD TO SOP UP ANY LEFT OVER JUICES/SAUCES
And For Dessert!
Pine Nut Cookies with Fennel "recipe"
An Assortment of Dessert Wines.
Some of the recipes came from my head and other’s I found here and there however I often just use recipes as a guide and add my own touches. I added links next to the recipes that I found on the internet and made just as they were. Just click “recipe”.
My cousin Jan took a couple of pictures and will post them when available.